Why is Root Canal Therapy needed: Root Canal treatment is required when bacteria invade the nerve and vascular tissue deep in the tooth. Either from a deep “cavity” or from physical damage such as a fracture.
What is Root Canal Therapy?
Through an opening in the tooth, we clean inside the root to remove the damaged nerve tissue and bacteria. This may take more than one appointment, depending on the curvature of the canal and the extent of infection present. Once the root canal is completely free of debris and disinfected, we fill the tooth with a natural substance and seal the tooth. Your tooth is now “non-vital” – without nerves, but is still nourished by surrounding tissues.
Some people think a root canal is an arduous alternative, physically and economically, to extraction. It’s not. During the procedure, you will be numb as you would for any other treatment. And as for your pocketbook, consider the cost of a dental bridge, implant or partial denture to replace the lost tooth.
Protecting Your Tooth After Endodontic Treatment
Teeth that have received endodontic treatment often times require a crown to stabilize the tooth and maximize its longevity.
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